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3 Charged In Killing After San Francisco Bus Fight

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(CBS)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted three suspected gang members in the fatal shooting of a man after an altercation on a San Francisco Muni bus.

Davie Jimmy Mejia-Sensente, Carlos Mejia-Quintanilla and Luis Amilar-Zanas face murder, racketeering and weapons charges in the indictment handed down Tuesday.

Authorities said 26-year-old Alexander Castanon was shot in the head on June 21 just after getting off the bus at a Daly City stop near his home.

Authorities suspected that the defendants were members of Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, a gang made up mostly of immigrants from El Salvador. Castanon was not a gang member.

If convicted of the murder charge, they could face life in prison or the death penalty.

(Copyright 2011 by CBSSan Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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